In March 2011, Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer was deployed as a Staff Sergeant when he was injured by an IED blast that resulted in the complete amputation of his right hand and leg, and amputation of the thumb and index finger on his left hand. Despite the severity of his injuries, Brain is amazingly positive and refuses to let his injuries keep him from living a rich and fulfilling life. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Lejeune, NC – Please join us for an evening of friendship, cocktails and boutique shopping provided by Homecoming Trunk Shows to benefit the Semper Fi Fund!
Savannah has graciously offered to host this fundraiser! We (HTS Stylists, Heather Howard and Stacey Reynolds) will be donating 15% of the total sales to the Semper Fi Fund for all items purchased from this event.
HTS is a new company, only 18 months old, and is headed up by a Navy spouse. Our roots are in the military community and we are fashion on a mission! Heather and Stacey are the local stylists in the area. HTS sells all the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories and is committed to giving back to the community! To learn more about HTS you can check out the website.
We will have plenty of cash and carry items available at Savannah's as well as samples that can be ordered that evening! Please join us as we raise money for a wonderful cause that is near and dear to all of our hearts! This is a drop in event so pop on by whenever you can, Open House style! Should you not be able to attend but would like to place an order in an effort to contribute to the fundraiser, click here.
Contact Heather Howard for party address: email Heather.
Dumfries, Virginia – Organized by Ron and Betty Jane Chidlow, this event will be held in their neighborhood, Four Seasons, at Historic Virginia, off of 234 in Dumfries, Virginia.
The Chidlows are collecting $10 donations for luminary kits, which include ten small white bags and ten votive candles. Luminaries will be lit at dusk on November 11th in honor of our men and women in all the Armed Services. 100% of the profits will go directly to the Semper Fi Fund. This is the seventh year their community has participated in this event. Four Seasons is a gated community and those wishing to see the luminaries should plan to do so before 8:00PM.
Download the event flyer.
By James Dao | New York Times | nytimes.com | November 8, 2012
GATHERING over a kitchen table and glasses of wine in early 2003, a group of officers' wives at Camp Pendleton, Calif., cobbled together a plan for helping Marines injured during the invasion of Iraq.
First they distributed snacks and toiletries at hospitals, then they bought plane tickets and special equipment for wounded Marines and their families. Volunteers all, the wives assumed that the war would end in 2004, allowing them to go happily out of business.
But the war not only continued, it expanded – and so did their endeavor. Today their organization, the Semper Fi Fund, has nationwide reach Read the rest of this entry »
El Dorado Hills, CA – Author and speaker Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch–the "Cigar Marine"–is launching a line of cigars with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to honor his fellow military men and women. In recognition of the Marine Corps' Birthday, Nick will unveil his new cigar line at a special event held Nov. 10, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at Art of Cigars in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The first two premium hand-rolled cigars to be released under the "Cigar Marine" line are "The Gunny" (a double-wrapped Torpedo) and "The Tanker" (a mild spiced Rum). The cigars will be designed and distributed by Art of Cigars, in cooperation with Popaditch's publisher, Savas Beatie LLC. Please RSVP on their website or download the flyer for more information.
Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas – Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery is a 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers and takes pride in supporting the community. On Nov. 11, 2012, Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery will donate 10% of the day's sales to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, visit their website or download their flyer.
Once a Marine by Nick Popaditch: Readers in and out of the military will stand up and cheer for this valiant Marine's Marine, a man who embodies everything noble and proud in the Corps' long tradition. Never has modern mechanized combat seemed so immediate and real, or the fight in Iraq seemed so human and worth believing in. Read the rest of this entry »
In honor of the upcoming Veteran's Day, national radio personality Hugh Hewitt will be hosting a three hour special on the Semper Fi Fund TODAY at 3:00PM PST. He is interviewing service members who have received assistance from the Semper Fi Fund, as well as a few of our Team Semper Fi athletes. We are excited to be able to tell our stories to the nation and spread awareness for our injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
By Linda McIntosh | North County Times | nctimes.com | October 31, 2012
Camp Pendleton Marine Lt. Col. Tres Smith was one of three injured servicemen who accompanied 65 cyclists earlier this month on a 430-mile fundraising bike ride from Scottsdale, Ariz., to Camp Pendleton that raised $300,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured Marines and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, several members of Team Semper Fi traveled with our CEO, President, and Founder, Karen Guenther, to the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. It was a powerful and emotional trip, as the service members reunited with the medical technicians who helped them through the initial stages of their survival and recovery.
The Semper Fi Fund is proud to share some special moments from the amazing visit: Read the rest of this entry »
Special thanks to all supporters who came out for the 37th Marine Corps Marathon to cheer on our Team Semper Fi, and thanks to all of our runners who raised awareness and love for our crucial mission!
Check out what happened over the MCM weekend: Read the rest of this entry »
By Amanda Wilcox | The Daily News | jdnews.com | October 25, 2012
Johnny McCallon felt forgotten.
He served his country for 16 years and suffered a traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device blew him out of a second story window during a tour of duty in Iraq. He later developed post traumatic stress disorder in addition to back and leg injuries he sustained during the blast. As a result, he was medically discharged from the Marine Corps in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »
Los Angeles, CA – Although the live event is over, the online auction will continue until November 28th: Click here to browse and bid on auction items!
Each November, in honor of Veterans Day, the Military Services Department invites patriotic sponsors, donors, industry professionals and employers to join forces and deliver an exclusive sequence of events for our Veteran community particular to each program of study.
This year, on Saturday, November 10th, the GI Film Festival joins our institution for their Hollywood debut for our film students. Another new edition is our association with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. A Game Tournament for our animation and game production students, as well as a game and film sound event will complete the daytime roster of events. These enrichment activities will conclude the evening's events: an award ceremony culminating in a dinner and auction at our campus in Hollywood, on the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Net proceeds from sponsorships and the auction will benefit the Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)3, as well as the GI Film Festival, a veteran-owned and operated 501(c)3.
Please see the website for details on all of the wonderful events for both days, as well as information on getting tickets.
City of Industry, CA – The Land of the Free Foundation is pleased to be partnered with the Pacific Palms and Conference Center in the City of Industry, California and the Industry Hills Golf Club to play host to the annual "Land of the Free Veterans Day Golf Classic". This event will be held on Monday November 12, 2012.
The Land of the Free Foundation was started to recognize the men and woman of our armed services past, present and future and their families who work and sacrifice every day to ensure we will always live in the "Land of the Free."
Only 50 foursomes are available for this one-day salute to America's military so we encourage you to register now. All contributions are tax deductible and all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting charities that support America's military and their families, including The Semper Fi Fund.
Don't miss your opportunity to participate one of the finest Charity Golf Tournaments in Southern California.